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Michael Mosher

Michael Mosher

Professor and Chair of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Natural and Health Sciences

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Professor Michael Mosher earned a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University and a Diploma in Brewing from the UK Institute of Brewing &Distilling. He has been a home brewer for more than 20 years and has experience working as a brewer's assistant at a brewpub in Idaho. He oversees UNC's Brewing Laboratory Science program.

Specialist in the design and preparation of molecules that contain nitrogen and oxygen. His research involves the development of new methods for the preparation of those molecules and the study of their interactions with biological systems. In particular, his research focuses on the design and study of anti-Type 1 diabetes and anti-cancer drugs.


Brewing Laboratory Science

Oversees UNC program

Preparation of Type 1 Diabetes drugs

Design, synthesis, and evaluation of compounds that interact with macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF). Development of new procedures to the preparation of existing antagonists of MIF. Application of antagonism to other diseases based on this inflammatory response.

Drug - DNA Interactions

Design, synthesis, and interaction of acridine-based drugs with DNA.

Heterocyclic Organic Synthesis

Development of new routes to the preparation of nitrogen and oxygen containing molecules. Study of those reactions and identification of procedures that are less hazardous than currently used.